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Dan Parris, at the white cliffs of Dover, England
Dan Parris has made it his calling to try to get by in life on not much more than pennies. With two compatriots, the 26-year-old St. Louisan has hitchhiked halfway across America on $1.25 a day. He is nearing completion of a documentary film intended to motivate others, particularly his generation, to do something about extreme poverty.
In trying to spread his message, Dan Parris nearly died in a plane crash in Nairobi, Kenya, last summer.